| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:35 AM
A Detroit man’s attempted robbery of an Oak Brook jeweler was over in minutes, but the effects of the crime, which led to him being shot, continue to reverberate, witnesses said today at his sentencing hearing.
Levert Jones, 25, who was wounded by...
| Nov 20, 2013
Luther Burbank was an American horticulturalist who devoted much of his life to increasing the world's food supply by developing tastier and hardier varieties of fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.
Those efforts more than a century ago not only...
| Nov 27, 2013
At least six Illinois companies have a stake in the U.S. Supreme Court's decision Tuesday to consider employers' religious objections that they cover contraception in the health care benefits they provide their workers.
The high court announced it would...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:32 AM
An Oak Brook attorney who has been charged with fraud and accused of taking $2.3 million from her clients has been disbarred.
Kathleen Niew, an author and former radio host of a financial advice show, was barred from practicing law by the Illinois...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Burger King stock was on the upswing Monday after the fast-food company said its profit surged nearly 33% in the third quarter, beating predictions from Wall Street.
The Miami-based company said its adjusted net income soared to $81.1 million, or 23...
| Nov 15, 2013
Ryland Homes is making a bet on Yorkville.
The publicly held homebuilder has acquired about 170 lots in the unfinished Windett Ridge subdivision from Next Generation Development Inc., has started construction on two model homes and plans to begin "full-...
| Nov 12, 2013
In 1991, Mark Kaufman was a physical therapist and athletic trainer with a receptionist, a small space at Clark and Oak streets, and an idea.
He became the trainer for local schools, sometimes for free, sometimes for a small stipend, as a way of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 5:14 PM
A Detroit man who was shot by a security guard after he smashed open a case in an Oak Brook jewelry store in June pleaded guilty Monday to attempted armed robbery.
Levert Jones, who was shot in the back during the holdup attempt, entered his guilty plea...
| Oct 24, 2013
Tuesday's March on Springfield for Marriage Equality brought an estimated 3,000 supporters to the Capitol grounds
But the effort landed only one "corporate sponsor": travel company Orbitz, according to organizers. And march founder Tracy Baim, publisher...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:42 PM
McDonald’s U.S. marketing head Neil Golden will leave his post early next year after working for the company for 24 years, the fast-food giant confirmed Tuesday.
As chief marketing officer since April 2008, Golden helped introduce the McCafe...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:00 PM
Almost two weeks after Andrew O'Connell was badly beaten on the Near West Side, his family is waiting for him to recover and looking to find out what happened that night.
Police have no suspects in custody and limited information on what happened about...